Friday, October 9, 2009

President Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize!

They say timing is everything and amidst all of the chaos that he's been facing at home, President Barack Obama needed a bit of good news and he received it today when he was announced as the winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. President Obama won the award for his efforts to improve international diplomacy. He's only the third sitting President to win the award.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Is "The Answer" Breaking Down?

As Allen Iverson enters his 14th NBA season with his new team the Memphis Grizzlies, it appears that father time may be finally taking a toll on the diminutive guard who throughout his career has been relatively injury free. Back injuries cut short Iverson's season last year with the Detroit Pistons, and now it looks like Iverson will be sidelined for the remainder of the NBA pre-season with a partial tear in his left hamstring. Iverson continues to oppose becoming a bench player, thus taking less of a beating as a player, but it looks like his body may dictate the final years of his career and the level production that he will be able to contribute to any team.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mayor Bing Trying To Point Detroit In Right Direction!

Dave Bing is one of the greatest point guards in NBA history and has been a successful business man. As he navigates running the city of Detroit he's facing some tough decisions and if the city will go along with them, Bing could well save the city from financial ruin. The mayor of Detroit has a plan in pace to save the city $500 - $600 million dollars over the next two fiscal years, but the saving will not come without some deep pain. Bing's plan focuses on privatizing the airport, closing a major power plant, closing out extra accounts and renegotiating city contracts according to the Detroit Free Press. Bing has to be commended for at least wanting to make the tough decisions for a city in financial turmoil.

Usher Singing But Apparently Not Signing "Papers"

Usher Raymond released his highly anticipated new single "Papers" to radio on Monday, but apparently he's not in a hurry to sign final divorce papers to end his marriage to wife Tameka according to the New York Daily News. According to sources Tameka is ready to move on with her life and waiting for the singer to sign on the dotted line. Perhaps Usher has a song on his new album titled "Dollars" and he's just not feeling what he's seeing in the settlement.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Respect Continues To Kill!

I'm sure when Ashley "A.J" Jewell signed on to be shown on the Bravo reality show "Real Housewives of Atlanta" as cast member Kandi Burruss' then fiance, he probably didn't realize that it would forever change his life making everything that he'd done in the past and future would become fair game for the media.

While on camera Jewell appeared to be a pretty low key young man who supported his fiance. He became a source of conversation because he had fathered 6 kids by many different women. What is now old news is that Jewell lost his life senselessly in what the Atlanta Journal Constitution is calling a fight that escalated because of "a respect issue" with an employee of a local strip club that Jewell apparently had a business interest. The sad part about this story is that "respect" continues to kill black men senselessly. Jewell's family will lay him to rest later this week, and wonder what may have been if someone had just turned the other cheek.

Nicole Richie OK After Car Crash!

Although Nicole Richie has chosen to live her life in relative quiet while raising her children, it doesn't seem to prevent her from being followed and having her life put in jeopardy. Richie was rear-ended yesterday by a freelance photographer, and thankfully appears to be fine. Even when you try to move away from the spotlight obviously your every move is still desired.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mo'Nique's Talk Show Debuts Tonight on BET!

Mo'Nique debuts a new talk show tonight on BET at 11 p.m.. She tells Rodney Ho of the Atlanta Journal Constitution why her show is a must see event. It will be interesting to see if Mo'Nique can survive in the competitive world of late night talk shows. The show which tapes in Atlanta will feature Steve Harvey and singer Monica in the debut episode.